On behalf of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, I welcome your interest in the Commission. We are a non-partisan body with a focus on raising awareness and celebrating the contributions and successes of women. The Commission provides educational forums and seminars geared toward educating communities on issues impacting the lives of women. These issues are far-ranging from economic challenges to climbing the ladder of success. The work of the Commission assists the women in Florida to live healthier and more productive lives. The Commission specializes in collaboration, education, and the celebration of women’s achievements.
The revitalization of the women’s movement to address the status of women, such as discrimination, poverty, pay equity, and other social and economic issues impacting the lives of women have moved to the forefront of conversations across the nation. Women are lifting their voices and the narrative underscores the relevance of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. The Commission has been addressing these issues for decades while at the same time celebrating the contributions of women in Florida.
We believe that the Florida Commission on the Status of Women is stronger and more responsive when you, members of our community, get involved. There is no greater time than now to educate yourself on these issues impacting “the status” of women by attending Commission forums and seminars; collaborating with other organizations to maximize impact, and celebrating the contributions of women who have dared to make a difference while blazing trails for others. Help us by visiting our website frequently, liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, attending our quarterly meetings, as well as other events and programs that are held throughout Florida.
Thank you for visiting the Commission’s website. For more information, please contact the Florida Commission on the Status of Women at (850) 414-3300.
About the FCSW
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan board, statutorily created in 1991, consisting of 22 appointed members. The Commission is administratively housed in the Office of the Attorney General.
The Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of Senate and the Attorney General appoint four members and the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Agriculture each appoint three members for a term of four years.
The Commission’s mandate is to study and make recommendations to the Governor, Cabinet and Legislature on issues affecting women. These recommendations are presented in the form of an annual report that is distributed in the first quarter of each year.